Yes, I’m alive!

Has it really been over two weeks since I posted?!? Time flies… I don’t tend to measure anything in minutes, hours or days anymore… they’re too short… I have to think in at least terms of weeks. That’s scary.

So Oregon was a blast… I didn’t realize Chris’ bride, Roseann, is a photographer as well (I’m a little slow sometimes) so that made at least four photographers in the wedding party! Along with the wedding activities, I experienced PAINTBALL for the first time… apparently, you want to wear some protective clothing when you engage in this activity. Let me just say that getting shot through a t-shirt with a paintball HURTS… ALOT!!! But it was good fun, more exercise than one might expect, too. Or else I’m just getting… old.

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Oregon bound!

It’s 1:18am and I’m about to abandon you all for the rest of the week. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a ton of stuff left to do to really be “caught up” as far as work goes, so I hope everyone is patient while they wait for their surprises!

It’s so exciting to read the messages from everybody that reads the blog, and everybody that checks in to see their freinds’ images.

But I’ve been looking forward to this week for a long time. My good friend Chris Bennett called me months and months ago to tell me he was getting married, and would I fly out to Portland for the wedding? My response: I wouldn’t miss it for the world! We basicaly grew up together in the late eighties/early nineties skateboarding, going to shows and generally being a nuisance...

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Kelly & Jim – July 29, 2006

Update: 9/1/06: Click here to view the wedding photos. It may take until as late as 8:00pm eastern time for all of the images to upload… there are, afterall, 1,024 of them! Actually, it may take until 8:00 for them to be accessable at all, so check back.

Update 9/1/06: Wedding images are coming SOON! They’re uploading as I write this…

Update 8/14/06: Album is now up here!

Wow! It was HOT Saturday! Yeah, July in Indiana is some serious business! Kelly and Jim had been planning quite a few adventures for their wedding day, and while we weren’t sure how much we’d actually get to because of the extreme heat, our minds were soon made up for us when it decided to rain! Typical Indiana weather!

Despite all that I think the wedding was very beautiful, Kelly and Jim seemed very happy, and everyon...

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Lacey & Dustin – July 22, 2006

Update 9/01/06: Wedding images now available here!

Update 8/26/06: Wedding images will be up soon so check back in a few days!

Update 8/14/06: Oops! Album’s been available for a little while now, I just forgot to post the link. Click here to view the album!

Update 7/28/06: Unfortunately, I’ve been ill the past two days, so I haven’t made the progress I would’ve liked on the album for Lacey and Dustin. If I can, I’m going to get it up here on Sunday, because otherwise it will have to wait until I’m back from vacation August 8th.

Three years ago I photographed Matt Beever and his wife Sarah’s wedding, and I was thrilled when I was asked to shoot for Matt’s little sister Lacey!

The wedding was saturday at St. Thom’s in West Lafayette...

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We ran a promotion awhile back for child portraits, and I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to photograph Lilian and her family. As with lots of children it took a little time for Lilian to get used to the camera, but after she forgot I was there the results were fantastic. It’s wonderful to watch the innocence and happiness of a child at play with her loved ones. I hope we do lots more sessions like this one!

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Kara & Travis – July 8, 2006

Update 8/1/06 1:16am: Images are up here!

Update 7/21/06: I’m busy working on the rest of the image edits as well as some changes to the album, so stay tuned!

Update 7/17/06: Well, I’m happy to say that the preliminary album design for Kara and Travis is ready! How easily it came together, too! To view, click here, and wait a moment for the software to start up. Let me know what you think!

What a lovely weekend for a wedding in July. Very sunny and mild… I had a beautiful bride, a relaxed groom and a fun bridal party to work with on Saturday. I also returned to St. James here in Lafayette after a couple of years… it’s a nice looking church. The real fun came when we got to the Purdue Memorial Union and the bridal party started to cut up a little:

Here are some more favorites until I can ...

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Ashli & Mark – July 1, 2006

Update 7/21/06: Wedding images are now available here!

Update 7/15/06: I’m happy to announce that the preliminary album design is ready to view! Click here and wait a moment for the software to start up. Enjoy!

I was back in Renssalaer, Indiana for the first time in a few years, our wedding was in the chapel at St. Joseph’s College. July is here and it was HOT! Ashli was very eager to have her picture taken, which always makes my job easier! An interesting church, very reminiscent of St. Boniface here in Lafayette; a very beautiful church.

Thanks to both the families and especially the bridal party for hanging in there for pictures on this warm day! Here are some favorites of mine for now, click the images to view them at a larger size.

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Stacey & Glen, June 24, 2006

Update 7/11/06: Wedding images are up here!

Update 6/28/06: Well, I promised Stacey a beautiful album, and I’m really excited for her to see the design. So many great images led me to design a fairly large album, it was so much much fun telling this story with photos! Click here and wait a moment for it to get going. Let me know what you think!

Wow, what a day for a wedding! Perfect weather, an UNBELIEVABLE church and a beautiful couple! My first time shooting at Meridian Street Methodist Church in Indianapolis, and I was simply blown away by the photographic opportunities of the church. We also spent some time as a group shooting downtown before moving on to the Hyatt.

The reception was great as well, with one of the best looking cakes I’ve seen in awhile...

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The Mason Family: Kids!

My sister Melissa visited from Austin, TX a little while back and of course we wanted to do some photos of all the kids. So, Along with Aaron and Tennesse is their cousin Daniel as well as their cousins who live here in Lafayette.

These are from an evening at Columbian Park, it was fun to see the adults playing and having a good time, too.

Aaron you’ve seen before…

Tennessee looks on as my sister Melissa plays…

My sister Shelley…



I love this one:

And this one…

And this one!

L to R: Deandra, Daniel, Tim, Tennessee, Kaitlyn, Aaron

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Laura & Josh, June 17, 2006 (with Tom)

This week’s wedding was unique in that Tom and I were hired to shoot together. This was a fairly large wedding so it was decided that we’d split up for most of the day. I began with the arrival of the groomsmen and a few shots of them. Later we concentrated on capturing the ceremony from different perspectives. From them on my role was candids… so alot of my images aren’t based around the core activities of the day. I think it will be nice for Laura and Josh to look back at the images from throughout the day and see what their guests and friends were doing.

Some favorites of mine, click to view them at a larger size. Congratulations!

and what I think is my very favorite:

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